Five Brocade Publishing

Dr. William Pryatel's Transpersonal Cognitive Skills Training

Five Brocade Publishing has as its purpose the publication of instructional materials on Transpersonal Cognitive Skills Training created by the psychiatrist Dr. William Pryatel. These materials constitute a step-by-step introduction to Dr. Pryatel's unique approach to mental therapy, which melds together the concepts and techniques of Western psychiatry with those of Eastern philosophy and esoteric teachings.


Dr. Pryatel holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (1971) and from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical School (1975). He did a medical internship at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan (1975-1976) and a psychiatric residency at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute at Columbia, South Carolina (1976-1979). He became a board-certified psychiatrist in 1982, and currently practices psychiatry in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Dr. Pryatel's long-time involvement with Buddhism included participation in several vipassana meditation retreats at the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts, from 1985 through 1995. It was there that he learned the key concepts and practices that went into the DVD, Mindfulness as Therapy. For a short time, Dr. Pryatel was also a novice monk at the Houston Buddhist vihara.

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The materials offered on this website consist of a series of DVDs and edited transcripts of the complete text of these DVDs, in PDF format. These materials were designed as a teaching tool for licensed therapists and counselors, and those who teach under their direction, to help them instruct their patients and clients how to use the specific concepts and techniques presented therein - mindfulness, for example - as a therapeutic tool. If you are a therapist or counselor, the information contained in these materials can help your clients and patients learn how to unravel their neuroses and addictions.

Caution: Use these materials only as directed by your counselor or therapist. They are not intended for self-treatment of mental illness, absent a therapist.

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To order any of the materials, please use the "Order" links below. Those pertaining to DVDs will take you to Dr. Pryatel's order page at CreateSpace.com, while those pertaining to the transcripts will take you to the payment interface at SWReg.org. All our payment interfaces are secure.

We offer the transcripts at two different prices: a one-copy-only price and a multiple-copies price. The one-copy price gives you the right to print off one copy for your own use. If you are a licensed mental health professional or addiction counselor (for chemical dependency only) and would like to be able to print off additional copies for your clients or patients, the multiple-copies option gives you the right to do so. Representative clients are patients in private practice, state hospital patients, sexual offenders, and inmates at penal institutions. It is understood that these clients are under your jurisdiction. Use discretion. Dr. Pryatel obviously cannot take any responsibility for this. The choice of option is on the honor system. The copies you make may not be resold for more than what you paid for them and may not be sold to the general public.

Upon completion of the purchase of a transcript, you will receive an email containing a link to the transcript. The link will be valid for 7 days.

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Disclaimer.  Due to medical liability concerns, the ordering of our DVDs and transcripts is limited to adults only (18 years old or above).


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Transpersonal Cognitive Skills Training I:
Mindfulness as Therapy


Mindfulness was originally taught by Buddha 2,500 years ago to monks, to help them gain enlightenment. A form of it can be used nowadays as therapy to unravel addiction and harmful emotional reactions. It is especially useful for dealing with loss and self-destructive tendencies.

In the DVD Mindfulness as Therapy, psychiatrist Dr. William Pryatel explains the concept of Mindfulness as a psychotherapeutic tool and leads the viewer, step-by-step, through its practical applications for a variety of possible situations and harmful emotions. Note that the techniques taught by Dr. Pryatel are largely dissimilar from the "Mindfulness as Therapy" techniques taught by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. in DBT.

The information contained in this DVD has already produced astonishing therapeutic gains in some patients.


"Mindfulness really has changed my life, and I teach it to my friends now... It is fascinating how mindfulness works. When I first arrived here I used poor me-isms, and martyrisms a lot, but now I have put it in the past. I have healed from using martyrism and poor me-isms. You made me aware so I could battle my problem, nobody else has helped me how you have, I have talked to lots of people, and they treated me like an animal, but I feel you truly cared enough to give me a second chance, you taught me right from wrong, brought me out of denial, anger, frustrations, and showed me tools, adjusted medications, and listened.... Thank you for your help."

Letter from K., a patient


Transpersonal Cognitive Skills Training II:
Strategies for Happiness - Value System Therapy


Transpersonal Cognitive Skills Training promotes the development of spiritually-oriented self-talk, which can help in weathering the duress of life in a more harmonious manner. This DVD focuses specifically on the development of a process-oriented value system and a spiritually-oriented value system. These can balance the usual result-oriented and materially-oriented value systems which are usually firmly entrenched, and which can become problematic if things don't work out. Other topics discussed include subtle bodies, elementals, outcome therapy, consequence therapy and intent therapy.


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Transpersonal Cognitive Skills Training III:
Negative Thinking, Positive Thinking


Negative thinking is corrosive to one's life and well being. It easily becomes ingrained and habitual unless countermanded. This can be difficult since it may be near transparent to awareness, let alone to scrutiny and remediation. In this video the focus is on the various forms of negative thinking and how to correct them. Positive thinking and living in the now are discussed as well.


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